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New and Ongoing Projects

Science Edition - Ongoing Projects

Science Edition 2021—

New studies launched in the past year are exploring biologicals for nitrogen fixation and insect management, phenology-based weed control, and new techniques to breed for blackleg resistance. Canola farmers across the Prairies fund many of these projects through their levy payments to SaskCanola, Alberta Canola and Manitoba Canola Growers. Some are funded through the Canola AgriScience Cluster, a partnership between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) and the canola industry under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP).

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SaskCanola’s research vision

Science Edition 2020—Why is research critical to Canadian growers? Think of how far canola has come since 1991 when SaskCanola was formed and all the innovations that you have adopted on your farm. This includes major resistance genes to diseases that had the potential to wipe out canola production, herbicide tolerance traits, fertilizer recommendations, crop rotations, agronomic...
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Update on agriculture research in Alberta

Science Edition 2020—On March 30, Alberta’s Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Honourable Devin Dreeshen, announced a new vision for provincial agriculture that will see Alberta farmers and ranchers determine the priorities that will guide research funding and program decisions. The Minister announced that an arm’s length organization, Results Driven Agriculture Research (RDAR), will be established to bring...
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How Manitoba canola farmers get value from farmer-funded research

Science Edition 2020—With research being a key priority for Manitoba Canola Growers Association (MCGA), have you ever wondered how your commodity organization sets and funds research priorities? Or who is involved in those decisions? The MCGA research committee is a farmer-directed committee responsible for selecting projects and directing research funds to find better ways to grow canola,...
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